Coldplay, Kanye, Arcade Fire Headline ACL Fest

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Kevin O'Donnell

For this year's 10th anniversary of Austin City Limits, organizers have tapped more than 130 bands to play the festival, which takes place September 16-18 in Austin, TX. Coldplay, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Stevie Wonder, My Morning Jacket, and Fleet Foxes will headline. Cee Lo, Bright Eyes, Empire of the Sun, TV on the Radio, and Iron and Wine will also perform.

Three-day general admission passes sold out prior to the line-up announcement, but VIP and travel packages are still available. Single-day passes are also on sale today via Austin City Limits' web site.

While acts like Arcade Fire and Coldplay are mainstays for U.S. festivals, ACL, which closes out the summer season, has scored rare appearances from artists like Santigold and Stevie Wonder, both making their sole fest performances of 2011. ACL also features one of the year's most diverse line-ups, including roots stars (Gillian Welch, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band), electronic acts (James Blake, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub), pop (Sarah Bareilles, Brandi Carlile), and hip-hop (Big Boi, Chiddy Bang).

Austin City Limits Lineup 2011 Highlights
Stevie Wonder
Arcade Fire
Kanye West
Coldplay
My Morning Jacket
Fleet Foxes
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Nas and Damian "Jr Gong" Marley
Cee Lo
Bright Eyes
Social Distortion
Empire of the Sun
Cut Copy
Santigold
Pretty Lights
TV on the Radio
Skrillex
Big Boi
Randy Newman
Iron and Wine
Ray LaMontagne
Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses
Broken Social Scene
Chromeo
Old Crow Medicine Show
Death From Above 1979
Cold War Kids
The Airborne Toxic Event
Elbow
Gillian Welch
Fitz and the Tantrums
Delta Spirit
The Walkmen
Foster the People
Smith Westerns
Court Yard Hounds
Young the Giant Alexander
Chiddy Bang
Gomez

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